5 Day Guided Retreats - Awake, Heal, Liberate
We genuinely care for your well-being so we have designed shorter stay retreats that offer tools to empower, wake up, think deeply, explore and learn. The depth and rich array of our practices will free your hearts and offer you the healing you require. Our 5 day Guided Retreats embody our 8 main Yasodhara Yoga practices - authentic, integrative teachings to apply to your life in a meaningful and lasting way.
We welcome you. We are here to support you on your journey.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
- Hope, renewal, relaxation and inspiration - enabling you to help yourself and offer inspiration to others.
- Self-knowledge, confidence
- Connection with your inner wisdom and knowing - your Divine nature
- Feeling of sacredness in the earth and yourself.
- Skills to listen compassionately to yourself and others.
WHAT THE RETREATS ARE ABOUT
Each retreat is an intimate experience with like-minded participants and includes morning Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, daily workshops guided by senior Ashram teachers, a taste of Karma Yoga, reflection time, satsang each evening, three nourishing farm-to-table meals daily and time to explore our beautiful forests, beaches and grounds.
This retreat is especially for those balancing work, family, social and spiritual life. Its purpose is to give you space to slow down, stretch, relax and listen within. How can you navigate your way through the uncertainties of change? Where is your life or career taking you? What is your direction? Give yourself time to access your own wisdom, acknowledge where you are at, and become more conscious of your choices. The individual insights you gain can immediately apply in your life and career.
What is the purpose of your life? How do you make courageous choices that support your direction? This retreat offers a pathway to open to your own potential. Through self-inquiry combined with spiritual practices, you can awaken your awareness and experience new levels of freedom. These five days include our signature Life Seals workshop, which is an impactful process of creating and intuitively interpreting your own life map. (No artistic ability is required.)
"My body is like the mountain. My eyes are like the lake. My mind is like the sky." Swami Radha
Stepping onto the land here at the Ashram among the surrounding mountains, lake and forest, you are invited to explore the natural world and your own inner nature. Listen, observe, communicate with your body's intelligence and the vibrant life force all around you.
“To face the awesome part of ourselves is a difficult thing to do. We live in a mundane reality and to go from the mundane to the unexplainable is a huge step for the mind.” Swami Radhananda
How do you hold this inner reality of being created by Divine Light while living in a physical world of relationships, work, home and world events? Is it possible to bridge these worlds, allowing easier passage from one to the other? Opening the heart and experiencing awe and wonder in daily life, memory and practice holds a key. This retreat includes visualization, reflection, drawing and spiritual practices.
Relaxation offers the possibility of becoming still, softening and opening. The healing benefits – physically, emotionally and mentally – can be profound. Awareness expands bringing the Light of wisdom and understanding. The focus for this retreat includes guided relaxation, meditation and asana as well as tools to help you open to your own personal symbolism
“The Heart is symbolic for the centre of our spiritual being–limitless compassion and knowledge beyond the intellect.” Swami Radha
The ground of the Heart is where we can open to inspiration and understanding. In this retreat, we offer practices of reflection, mantra, visualization, silence and breath to deepen a connection to the inner source of love. By listening and becoming receptive to your still, small voice, you can invite healing that clears the way for finer feelings like gratitude and compassion. What does your heart say? And how can listening to its messages improve your relationships–first to yourself, then to those around you?
What does it mean to be present to the best in yourself, to be open and receptive to intuition and insights beyond everyday-mind? How do you build the bridge to the Divine and then live that inspiration in your daily life? Explore the power of presence through visualization, journaling and breath. This retreat includes our signature workshop, the Straight Walk--a practice of bringing awareness to every step you take in order to see where you are now and where you want to go.
"You can cultivate the positive attributes of kindness and love by laying a strong foundation of understanding of your own life." Swami Radhananda
Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and breath, experience the gift of an open heart.
Cost and accommodation
You will be staying in our cozy, well-appointed rooms within walking distance to the Temple of Light and Mandala House and all amenities. Arrive between 2-5pm in time for dinner and program introduction. Retreat ends evening of final day. Depart at 10am after breakfast on the morning after your last retreat day. Your stay includes accommodation, tuition and three meals per day.
All this for as low as $269 per day.
Your stay will include a $25 contribution (added to your invoice) toward The Reconciliation Fund initiated January 1, 2022. The collected money will be donated to a First Nations non-profit organization. These contributions, together with offerings from Ashram residents, will be given with the sincere intention to help right past injustices. All who visit or live at Yasodhara Ashram are on the beautiful but unceded territory of First Nations peoples, and we want to take meaningful action and give something back for this privilege.
Indigenous Bursary Program
The bursaries (for three different programs) are open to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, with a special invitation to the Ktunaxa and Sinixt peoples on whose unceded territory the Ashram is located. To apply, please fill out this form: Bursary Application or for more information, please contact us here.
To reserve your space we require a non-refundable $300 deposit at the time of booking.
If you cancel prior to 14 days before the start date of your program, the deposit is non-refundable but may be transferred to another stay at the Ashram booked within a year of the original registration.
Deposits for stays cancelled within 14 days of the start date will not be refunded and cannot be transferred to another stay.
If you depart early during a program, full tuition and room charges still apply.
Thank you for your consideration that will help make space available for other guests.
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
More to come soon.
Pricing & Accommodation
- Spacious comfortable room
- Shared bathroom with one other person
- Single $1348
- Ensuite Single $1554(Contained bathroom)
Double Features (price for two - family only)
- Spacious comfortable room with lake view
- Shared bathroom with one other person
- Double $1892
- Ensuite Double $2157(Contained bathroom)